SUBMIT: Yearly Call for Entries


Now accepting submissions No Fee
DEADLINE: January 5th, 2020 deadline for the book “A Moment in Time 2020 Artist, Art & Story”  This is a yearly book I publish to document the art-world during my lifetime. I sometimes only focus on the California or Southern California areas, and I will also reach out for an International focus.

Book 13 is an International Call

Important : This is a yearly book about a piece of artwork created in the focus year and a story of an experience that happened to you in the focus year. If you want to write a story about the artwork submitted, it needs to be a first person narrative real-life personal story like, “I had a lawsuit that lasted 9 months and at the end of it came a need for me to be calm so…” DO NOT  WRITE  A STATEMENT or life story … I do read these. Submit one photo of your work, (specs below) and then write a story (500 to 2000 words) a moment that happened in the focus year, or a story about the artwork (not statement etc.)

Submit Here but first read through the Call For Entry information below.

What is this?

Karrie Ross is an artist who makes art-project books currently working in the Los Angeles area. Part of her art focus is on human nature and stories that make up our lives. She created the art-history-book-project in 2013 as a way of creating community, sharing, and participation in the industry.

No FEE for entry. JUST FOLLOW directions please. NOTE:  artists are listed in book in order of submission not alphabetically… so the sooner you send your art and story the closer to the front you will be.


Please follow the below procedures and rules.

Please note the word STORIES…. NOT statements or process or medium or cv qualifications or anything else THIS BOOK is about stories of experience or insight THAT happened in the focus year.

CONTENT: needs to be a real-life-story that happened to you in books-focus year, THE STORY has to be about a real experience, a moment, an aha moment, a sharing about / of you for all the readers out there to connect to. Like something happened and I did, thought, felt…..

DO NOT SEND a fiction story, artist statement, art process, medium, life story, cv, etc. think like this… I’m asking for apples and if you give me an orange… that’s not going to work. This is like any other specialized call for entry… please send a real life story that happened to you in the focus year.

IMPORTANT: no changes after submitting. All submissions are final.

1. Must be an artist of 18yrs and older actively pursuing a professional art career in the art industry.

2. Please follow the directions, no X-rated images or stories. Final choices are up to me and there are no guarantees you will be included even if you submit. I might suggest a slight change in your story for it to read better or something like that. Don’t hate me for this… I’ve been making books for decades and want this one to be distributed as widely as possible. I am hoping to have at least 100 to 200 artists in the book so please pass along the call for entries. The books are produced to go into the library system and online so content is considered for broader distribution.

3. These books are art-project books. I am the publisher. The book will be listed on my amazon account for sale and are priced at an amount just enough to be accepted into the library system. If you want a book you will need to purchase it from amazon. One thing about Amazon is that books never die, get deleted, so it will live for a long time. Or at least until there is no longer an amazon. NOTE: Here is the link to the Amazon Associates (affiliate) program you can check it out this is a way you can make money from selling this book and any other book you add to your affiliate listings. You will not receive any payment for being in the book so be sure to join the above affiliate program.

4. The book will be published as a black and white, trade paperback (5.5 x 8.5 size) and will be a compilation of stories from artists.

PROOFING: you proof your own words. This book will not be edited or proofed by me. The way you write is up to you. And you accept all responsibility for any errors even if by mistake I leave something off, I apologize in advance. I reserve the right to refuse any submission without notice.

NOTICE: By submitting your image and story you are agreeing to take full responsibility for content submitted claiming you have the right to submit it holding Karrie Ross, ArtistArt&Story harmless in any dispute. Please change names of individuals you do not have the approval of to name. Your submission is representative of a signature agreement. As a contributor (you) accept and acknowledge: that any reproductions, photos, writing, comments of/by you or your work remains © copyright to you the artist; and that you are allowing Karrie Ross, ArtistArt&Story limited use of imagery/ Contributor photo/written submission, etc. in all or part, in the book and to accompany any events, PR, etc. that might be planned for the art-book project’s life.



Your image must be a representation of the art you created in the books-focus-year. So if the book is for the focus year the art must have been made in that year.

IMAGE SPEC: Please choose ONE (1) image, jpg. NO larger than 1.5 MB.  (no larger than 5″wide)  NOTE: Quality is what you send, good bad or ugly.

IMAGE NAME your file as the below example and do not use anything but letters and hyphen NO spaces etc.  format: firstname_lastname_book#.jpg   example: james_bond_book.jpg

Contributors takes full responsibility for their content and involvement and that they will review/proof their submitted story and photo submission for the book and approve them for printing and use in the art-project and etcs.


Please note the word STORIES…. NO statements or process or medium or cv, qualifications or life story or anything else. THIS BOOK is about REAL LIFE experience of personal “something happened” experience or insight FROM the focus year. If you are included in the book you will get an email when the book is published but please join the mailing list and/or the Artist Art & Story facebook page to be sure you get notification.

All submissions are final.

Submit Here but first read through the Call For Entry information above.


 PLEASE PASS THE WORD and help make this a great book.


PLEASE No Statements, No “this is my life story”, No CV, No Process etc. MUST HAVE HAPPENED IN the focus year


Join the mailing list to keep updates.

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner

AND If you would like to be included in the profiles or interviews… Submit Here